Dhaka hotel rape: Raintree provides a messy statement

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The son of Haleakala MP Bazlul Haque Haroon, however, promised to cooperate with the high-profile investigation, demanding justice for the victims.

Frank Forget, the hotel’s general manager, also tried to issue a statement in English, but journalists objected to that.

A Bangla statement was then read out by Reza Golam Mostafa, general manager of Al-Humyra Group that owns the hotel. MP BH Haroon is the chairman of Al-Humyra Group.

The university students who started the case said they went to the hotel on Mar 28 after being invited to the birthday party of Safat Ahmed, son of an owner of Apan Jewellers.

They accuse Safat and his friend Nayem Ashraf of dragging them into a room and raping them at gunpoint with the help of their friend Shadman Shakif, Safat’s driver Billal Hossain and bodyguard Rahmat Ali.

Mahir Haroon, brother of Adnan Haroon, is one of the key persons in running the hotel at Block-K in Banani residential area. It was alleged that Safat booked the room saying he was a friend of owner Mahir.

One of the girls claimed to have met a person called Mahir before being forced into a room.

“Someone called Mahir introduced himself as the owner and brought a cake to Safat for his birthday,” she said.

“The actual story is, the edifice presents complimentary birthday cakes to guests for birthdays and wedding anniversaries. The edifice gave a cake to Safat Ahmed supported that apply. The cake has no personal association to Mahir Haroon,” same Al-Humyra Group’s Mostafa.

He claimed records of arrival and check-out were properly preserved and handed over to the investigators.

Commenting on reports that the edifice deleted security footage from the night of the rapes, he same international normal hotels keep CCTV footage up to thirty days.

“This edifice conjointly preserves CCTV footage for a 30-day cycle once that the system mechanically overwrites information|the info|the information} to start storing new data.”

The edifice was notified regarding the incident thirty eight days once it happened. however the safety footage from that night was by then deleted.”

Narcotics detectives were unable to search out something once “searching each room” on could thirteen, he said.

“So we’ll raise you to admit however customs managed to search out ten bottles of alcohol in one area successive day.”

He refused to comment once asked if they believed the customs planted the bottles to cause troubles for the edifice.

General Manager Frank Forget was within the edifice till 11:30pm on the night of the alleged crime, same Mostafa.

“He didn’t say he didn’t notice something unnatural on the day of the incident – he solely meant it in terms of the hotels operations. Even the victims didn’t report something to the edifice authorities.”

Adnan Haroon refused to mention however long Safat command his birthday celebration at the hotel’s top side. “The matter is underneath investigation. I can’t say something regarding it.”

After dodging some a lot of questions about “matters underneath investigation”, the edifice officers left the conference dead, with none announcements.

The edifice came underneath focus once the university students started the case on could half dozen locution the perpetrators had warned them against alerting the authorities.

Since then it’s been searched by customs detectives UN agency claimed to possess found alternative irregularities within the running of the edifice.